Caleb Hamilton slides into second base against Stanford during the 2014 season.
Former Stanford pitcher Sahil Bloom had dreams of playing in the MLB World Series but he has decided to take his career in a much different direction. He recently gave an interview to WickedLocal.com where he discussed how Stanford changed his life goals. Continue reading
Jeff Metcalfe of AZCentral Sports is reporting that Arizona State quarterback Coltin Gerhart is looking to be a dual sport athlete this year for the Sun Devils. Gerhart is the brother of current Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart who had an excellent two sport career with the Stanford Cardinal before focusing on football at the professional level. Continue reading
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University has hired Indiana University head coach Tracy Smith as its fifth baseball coach, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson announced Tuesday.
Tim Esmay has resigned according to Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic. Esmay still had one year remaining on his contract. He had been the head coach of the Arizona State baseball program for the last five years where he went 33-24 overall and 19-11 in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils had a disappointing end of the season where they went 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament.
NASHVILLE — Stanford’s Wayne Taylor sent the Nashville Super Regional to a third and deciding game with a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Vanderbilt, 5-4, Saturday afternoon. The shot over the right center wall tied the series after Vanderbilt won the opener, 11-6, Friday.
“It was a great college baseball game,” said Mark Marquess, the Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball. “A little bit too great for me late.”
Taylor lifted a 95 mile per hour fastball from Adam Ravenelle (3-2) towards the stands in right center, as Vanderbilt’s outfielders gave chase. The one-out shot in a 1-1 count carried over the wall and into the bleachers at Hawkins Field, silencing the sold-out crowd. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The road to Omaha became considerably shorter for the Vanderbilt baseball team on Friday afternoon. Continue reading
Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.
For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket: